Race and Law Enforcement: Research to Inform Reform Movements
The nation has witnessed two weeks of civil unrest; and policing as a political institution has been under public scrutiny for decades. With protests in all 50 states during this latest public outcry, a call for reform resounds. As we work toward a resolution many are asking – what do Read more…
Timely election administration and technology symposium draws leading scholars
Going into the 2020 election, popular fear of interference, fraud, or election meddling, means that leveraging the tools of rigorous social science is as important as ever.
Participants in the USC Bedrosian Center’s Symposium on Election Administration and Technology skillfully brought data, theory, and logic to bear on questions often driven by reflexive fear, anger, or confusion.
Bedrosian Director is founding editor of Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy – new in 2020
Jeffery A. Jenkins, Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, Bedrosian Chair of Governance and the Public Enterprise, Director, Bedrosian Center, and Director, PIPE Collaborative, has been announced as the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy with first issues releasing in 2020. Jenkins Read more…
Top scholars from around the country gather at USC to discuss the political economy of executive politics
On October 29th, 2019, Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Jeff Jenkins, brought together top scholars from around the country to USC for The Political Economy of Executive Power Symposium. These exceptional scholars presented their research and engaged in lively discussions of these shifts in political decision-making trends and their effects on society.
Bedrosian Director wins journal award for analysis of American West settlers
By Matthew Kredell
In the early history of the United States, settlers moved west into unsurveyed land and built homes and farms without regard to land title.
As the country expanded, one of the federal government’s chief means of acquiring revenue was the sale of public land. When the government put land up for auction, frontier settlers were at risk of losing their homes or farms.
Fear: Trump in the White House
? This month, Lisa is joined by Anthony Orlando, Jeff Jenkins, and Christian Grose to discuss Bob Woodward’s latest reportage on the Presidency: Fear. How does this stack up to other Woodward titles and how does the principal-agent theory work it’s way into conversation with these political junkies? What we’re Read more…
Scholars convene on methods and trends in subnational policy making research
“The study of state and local politics has taken off over the last decade. Data, methods, and research interests have evolved. There are a variety of important questions that can’t be examined well at the Federal level, because of severe case limitations. But scholars can get leverage on these questions Read more…
Bedrosian Director presenting at the 2018 Congress & History Conference, Princeton
Jeffery Jenkins, Bedrosian Center Director, and co-author Thomas Gray will be presenting a paper at the 2018 Congress & History Conference at Prinecton University on June 7-8, 2018. The paper is titled “A Bridge Too Far?: Examining Bridging Assumptions in Common-Space Estimations.” It will be presented as part of a Read more…
First annual political institutions, economy conference highlights cross-disciplinary collaboration
With the goal of fostering cross-disciplinary synergies among political economy scholars and fill the need for a regular meeting place, the USC PIPE Collaborative hosted the First Annual Political Institutions and Political Economy Conference on March 15-16, convening major U.S. scholars from political science, economics, and law to cover important new research on topics such as the unilateral presidency, Congressional committees, city policies, electoral rules, political leadership, and partisanship.
Bedrosian Center, Jenkins convene national scholars for ‘Pivotal Politics’ symposium
Nearly 20 years ago, Stanford Professor Keith Krehbiel wrote a book showing that political parties are less important in legislative-executive politics than previously thought — challenging previous assumptions of American politics and influencing the work of many up-and-coming scholars. USC Price School of Public Policy Provost Professor Jeffery Jenkins was completing graduate school when Krehbiel released Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking in 1998.
Predicting Relational Governance in the Public Sector
Consortium on Collaborative Governance Featuring Craig R. Smith, University of Arizona Relational governance is increasingly viewed as an important component in managing exchanges between contracting parties. The presence of extra-contractual and institutional features may enhance the ability to structure exchanges and therefore need to be considered in the contracting decision Read more…
Congressional Development of the Institutional Presidency
Governance Salon featuring Sean Gailmard, UC Berkeley November 22, 2010 Sean Gailmard, is the Judith E Gruber Associate Professor and Vice Chair of The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses primarily on problems of accountability in American government, particularly Read more…